20 – 29 May


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: John Banville & Claire Kilroy with John Boyne

Tuesday, 22 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€10 / €8

A celebration of the influence of writers upon each other across generations.

In conversation with John Boyne, writers Claire Kilroy and John Banville - a major literary influence of hers and of literature internationally - discuss the sources of creative inspiration.

The author of four novels, Claire Kilroy won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004.

Described as ‘Ireland’s wordsmith’ by The Washington Post, John Banville’s awards include the Man Booker Prize.

John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for younger readers, including bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

With personal reflections on age and aging, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants is sure to be a fascinating evening.

Presented in association with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age.